LIKE IT OR NOT– IT’S TIME WE ALL ADDRESS IT!

RACISM IS A PROBLEM IN AMERICA:  And WE ARE AFRAID TO ADDRESS IT properly!  The bigger problem is that half of us refuse to admit it and the other half refuses to omit it.  But we are all SICK AND TIRED OF IT.  White people are sick and tired of us using the color of our skin as an excuse for all our problems; and black people are sick and tired of all our problems being excused because of the color of our skin!

However, instead of us coming together as an “advanced” intelligent nation of reasoning people to eradicate it, we act like immature kids; taking sides, calling each other names, and fighting/killing each other.

TAKING ANY “SIDE” IN THIS CANCEROUS ILLNESS IS AN ACT OF COWARDICE!

It takes a mature nation to put aside its ego and admit it’s wrong, apologize and make amendments; and it takes a mature people to recognize their mistakes, correct them and do things differently.

I know there are just as many black people guilty of racism as there are white people; I acknowledge that.

And I know that the majority of white people are not racist; in fact, I can infamously say, “many of my best friends, and neighbors are white.”

But also, I know for a fact that the majority of black people are not making this problem up and are suffering from “innuendo discriminations” that cannot be proven but are very disabling socially and economically as well as being  the major  cause of such incidents as what has happened to Trayvon Martin, and countless others across this country.

We can all come together to stamp out breast cancer, lung cancer, and heart disease, etc.  We must recognize that RACISM is the most DEADLY CANCER AND DISEASE OF THE HEART THREATENING OUR ENTIRE NATION and we ALL need to come together to stamp this out too.

BUT, as with any first step to recovery, WE HAVE TO ADMIT IT IS A PROBLEM FIRST.

IT IS APPALLING to try to justify racism; intolerance by any other name, like a rose, remains the same.

IT IS ALSO APPALLING to keep expecting IGNORANCE to correct itself.

Written by:  Diane V. Boone, Publisher, Melanian News

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